HearYa Live Session 29: Your 33 Black Angels

by Woody on September 26, 2008

After a day of cross-country driving through the night with the family, I eased into Shirk’s studio with my oldest, Teddy, to catch Brooklyn’s Your 33 Black Angels lay down a session. I had anticipated hearing mostly tracks off one of our favorites from 2007 Lonely Street.

Much to my surprise I was handed their follow up, a 22 song opus titled Tales of My Pop Rock Love Life. The boys fired out three of the new tunes in the studio and one outside on the street which unfortunately didn’t work out, but the image above captures the essence of what we were trying to accomplish. The boys were easy-going and took things in stride, including our doomed outdoor recording.

In between tunes, I got the lowdown on how Y33BA became one of David Fricke’s treasures of 2007. I was expecting a great story. Maybe they met in a bar and drank single malt scotch all night. Served him Eggs Benedict when he asked for Eggs Florentine. Had sex with his ex-wife. No, no and no. Josh threw a couple of copies of Lonely Street in a record store that Fricke likes to visit. Someone recommended it. He liked it.‚  He wrote about it. Booorrring! But still kind of cool.

So let these tunes give you a quick taste of the excellent follow-up to Lonely Street. Most likely their last one before they’re snapped up by a label.

Exclusive: Your 33 Black Angels – Cannonball

Exclusive: Your 33 Black Angels – Psycho On Your Side

Exclusive: Your 33 Black Angels – New Song

Exclusive: Your 33 Black Angels – Knock On My Door

Your 33 Black Angels – “Cannonball”


Up next: Backyard Tire Fire

On deck: Sam Champion

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

oz September 26, 2008 at 12:10 pm

Did they say why they wore strap-on animal noses?

Woody September 26, 2008 at 12:20 pm

For the same reason that Mallory wanted to climb Everest – Because they were there!!!

stinkee September 30, 2008 at 5:34 am

Nice studio. Sounds great! Is that from the new album?

Anonymous September 30, 2008 at 12:39 pm

Whoah! That percussionist is SUPER sexy!!!

ralph malph December 10, 2008 at 11:34 am

how’s the new album, woody?

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